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Baby and I are growing like champs, as evidenced by the remarkable 3 pounds I gained this week (total of 25). My blood pressure is still 110/70

Midwives confirmed my suspicion that I've probably still got a ways to go. One of them predicted I'll be back in a week for my 40 + 2, but not for my 41 + 2. I can live with that.

I've long suspected that his due date based on my O day may have been the 4th of November, not the 1st. My guess for his birthday all along has been November 10th (full moon)! As long as I keep telling myself "the average length of a first singleton pregnancy is 41 weeks", I'll definitely make it.

I just reset my desktop countdown app to the 10th, to keep myself sane. I'm going to go make three pans of chicken enchiladas, two for my freezer. One of my IRL friends had a sweet little boy 2 weeks ago, so I'm going to go meet him with the 3rd pan this afternoon.

I can do this!

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I'm glad you're in such a good state of mind and that things are going well!

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Yes, you can do this!! Smile

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*lurker* you have a much better state of mind than I did the first time!!! I thought the due date was like a deadline hahaha. When my baby didn't show up I was soooooooo disappointed! Once my due date passed though I didn't care anymore. When I finally went into labor 6 days later I was so convinced they were going to send me home. I think I really believed at that point he was a permanent resident Smile

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Glad you had a good healthy appointment and are in a great space to wait out baby boy! I won't be so surprised if my gain is similar this week, as I've been SOOO hungry again. Happy cooking!

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"Summer05" wrote:

Glad you had a good healthy appointment and are in a great space to wait out baby boy! I won't be so surprised if my gain is similar this week, as I've been SOOO hungry again. Happy cooking!

As long as I don't dwell too hard on the fact that those three pounds equal over 10,000 calories (mostly from a block of aged extra-sharp white cheddar), I'm okay with it. LOL!

How did your appointment go today, Rae?

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i'm glad you've changed your thoughts thoughts about when you'll deliver. unfortunately there's just nothing you can do but wait it out! i wonder if you'll be right about the full moon and the baby!

oh and i'm super jealous of your only 25 lb weight gain. i'm up over 40 :eek: it took me forever to lose it with my first so i'm not looking forward to doing that all over again.

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oh hell I'm +50 with 4 weeks to go. Shoot me

I'm glad you're in a better mental place. It is so hard to wait especially at the end. I'm only at 36 and feeling antsy luckily I am busy enough and have enough to do not to be TOO crazy yet Smile

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I'm only up 30-35 this time, with 3 weeks to go. With my DD, I gained 55 lbs, so I'm feeling pretty good! With DS it was about 40.

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good appt. Smile

I am up ~40. I gained 42 with Ds and he was born 5 days before my due date. So I am guessing I am going to be up a few more with this baby.

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I feel resolved like you Jasmine. It is a better state of mind.
I was all :" he is coming any day!" with a week of contractions that did nothing to my cervix, but now I feel like : " it will happen when it happens, why stress?"
I wish I felt like cooking some enchiladas Smile I barely feel like cooking the daily meals!
I just feel so huge.
Let's just enjoy the last few days sans a newborn! i hear you on the weight gain too. I have gained too much. WAY more than 25 pounds though! I guess i will have to lose it all when the time for it comes!

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I'm glad you feel good about your upcoming birth. I can't wait to be updating everyone for you!

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So glad your appt went well! I'll be rooting for you this week. Just try and enjoy these last few days where your little angel is rolling around inside of you... you'll miss it!